thoroughbreds http://wfpl.org en Why Hasn't a Racehorse Won the Triple Crown Since 1978? http://wfpl.org/post/why-hasnt-racehorse-won-triple-crown-1978 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three racehorses won the Triple Crown in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and n</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">one have won the ultimate thoroughbred distinction in the subsequent decades. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:10:14 +0000 Joseph Lord 9502 at http://wfpl.org Why Hasn't a Racehorse Won the Triple Crown Since 1978? California Chrome Wins the Preakness Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/california-chrome-wins-preakness-stakes <p>California Chrome has taken another step toward becoming the first Triple Crown winner since 1978's Affirmed.</p><p>The Kentucky Derby winner outran nine other contenders Saturday to take the 139th Preakness&nbsp;Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico&nbsp;Race Course. California Chrome, a heavy favorite, was followed by Ride on Curlin and Social Inclusion.</p><p>California Chrome is the 13th&nbsp;horse since Affirmed to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown. The last Triple Crown contender after two races was I'll Have Another, who dropped out of the 2012 Belmont Stakes with an injury.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 22:44:56 +0000 Joseph Lord 9365 at http://wfpl.org California Chrome Wins the Preakness Stakes I'll Have Another Headed to Japan to Stud http://wfpl.org/post/ill-have-another-headed-japan-stud <p>Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I&#39;ll Have Another has been sold to a horse farm on the island of Hokkaido. The horse is currently at Betfair Hollywood Park and will embark on a stud career in August.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/i%E2%80%99ll-have-another-sold-stud-duty-japan">From the Daily Racing Form</a>:</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:29:43 +0000 Gabe Bullard 758 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Headed to Japan to Stud